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Old 05-14-2013, 12:05 PM
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I guess that driveway has those curves in it so you don't fall asleep on the way to the house???

Also, if you look on bing maps you'll see more detail, use the birds eye view and you can actually rotate N-S-E-W.... better pic than google too...
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:57 PM
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You have me confused on this. 2hrs to make one pass around 6 acres?
Meant a single cut. Not figureing on double cutting for extra growth
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:18 PM
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Another "How much do I bid" question

I have him my price of 275 to include edging the patio and walks and trimming around a bunch of trees. The place is pretty big and the front yards a hill. He does have a service currently but is unhappy, not due to quality but due to the current guy being an ahole. Customer about hard a stroke when I gave home my price. Current guy does it for $135 e/o week!!!!!!. Thanks but no thanks
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:39 PM
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WOW, 135 eow for 6 acres...and you would probably be double cutting too. Gotta love the ones with huge yards and nice houses that want the mowing done for nothing. We've gotten to the point where we try not to even pick up large properties. You hit a point of diminishing returns the larger they get.

In this case, someone severely lowballed and ruined that customer. The sad part is some fool will come underbid 135 next season.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:35 PM
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Holy crap $135??? No frickin way man.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:24 PM
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Current guy does it for $135 e/o week!!!!!!
What did I tell you, but you guys probably thought my bid was a joke.

Here it is again:
One hundred and forty six dollars and thirty cents, plus tax.

You could have had the job.
But I understand, pride getting in the way, it's cool.

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It's only 6 acres, that bid is inside the ballpark for what qualifies as the going rate.
Around my necks we only get $40 for one acre, $65 for two, $85 for three, $100 for 4 and +$15 for each acre past four.
So six would have come out to $130 but we do tack on the regulatory fees which brings it to $146.30 +tax

Yes sir, guess some of you are in for a rude awakening.

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:52 PM
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What did I tell you, but you guys probably thought my bid was a joke.

Here it is again:
One hundred and forty six dollars and thirty cents, plus tax.

You could have had the job.
But I understand, pride getting in the way, it's cool.



It's only 6 acres, that bid is inside the ballpark for what qualifies as the going rate.
Around my necks we only get $40 for one acre, $65 for two, $85 for three, $100 for 4 and +$15 for each acre past four.
So six would have come out to $130 but we do tack on the regulatory fees which brings it to $146.30 +tax

Yes sir, guess some of you are in for a rude awakening.
Before I do one 6 acre property for $130 I would do six 1 acre properties for $240.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:26 AM
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i read through the post and the number i was thinking of was 130, based on a property here that is 11 acres with much bigger house ,a guy does the 11 for $260 per cut, i would rather do 10 quarter acre properties for 300, im in sw pa, i see se pa is not too much diff, sometimes bigger is not better! go smaller charge a couple more dollars, do more , go home earlier, make more money, around here big properties dont pay well, especially the ones with the enormous houses
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:15 AM
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I am in NW Pa and I cant agree more! I would rather do 4 one acre lots and make $160 instead of one 4 acre job at $100. Big jobs around here don't pay unless the owner doesn't care and just want's it done.
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Old 05-15-2013, 07:24 AM
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Maybe for just mowing. But I charge him extra to trim and blow!!

He's getting a deal and is unhappy. Current guy knows he underbid and is cutting corners instead of quitting.

Is he going to want extra stuff? You might be able to roll it into a full service monthly price and make up the difference.
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